For the past several months, Have a Heart has been operating with a smaller group of volunteers due to the pandemic. Recently a couple of our volunteers have been unable to help at the Shelter for various reasons. We are desperately in need of a few more reliable volunteers, especially on weekends. There are so many chores that need to be done. HAH wants to continue to maintain our standard of care for the animals. This includes cleaning all the cages and kennels daily, feeding, washing and sterilizing food dishes and water buckets, cleaning litter boxes, walking every dog twice a day, having outside play groups, washing and folding laundry, vaccinating, worming, weighing, and anything else that needs to be done, plus running the Thrift Store. And if that’s not enough, add answering phone calls, handling adoptions and posting animals on adoption sites. Even with the shortened hours our volunteers are getting burned out. If you can spare a few hours of your time, your help would be greatly appreciated. You may find volunteering to be a rewarding experience.

Registration for the next Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic has started. We are registering by phone. The Clinic is scheduled for September 8th through September 10th. The cost is $75.00 for a dog under 70 lbs, price increases in 10 lb increments for larger dogs. Cats are $50.00. Price includes a rabies vaccine. Financial aid is available if we have donations in our Financial Aid Fund. You MUST be at the Federal Poverty Level and bring proof of income (tax records, letter from social security or disability), complete a financial aid application and be approved. There is a limit to the number of animals we can provide financial aid to per household on an annual basis. If you meet the criteria, the cost is reduced to $15 per animal. Having your pet sterilized is the responsible thing to do to help prevent more unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our area. Call the Shelter to register. If you get the machine, leave your name and contact number and we will return your call.

We had several adoptions last week. Kitties Amber Rose, Mystic and Genie were adopted in addition to Hershey, the kitty who was working as the store greeter at All Pet and Equine in Mountain Home. Rocky, a cute terrier mix also went to his new home. You can see pictures of the fur-kids with their new families on our Facebook page. Like and follow us on Facebook to keep up with Shelter news and to see posts of lost and found pets.

Our featured kitten for this week is Clyde. Siblings Bonnie and Clyde were dumped at an apartment complex in Yellville. We were able to find them a temporary foster home until we had space for them in the Shelter. The original plan was to feature Bonnie and Clyde, but Bonnie was nabbed (adopted) by a couple of cute little girls, so Clyde is now looking for a new purr-tner in crime. He is a handsome 4 month old silver tabby. Clyde loves to cuddle and be around people. He would need to go to a home without dogs. He is afraid of dogs and runs and hides when he hears the Shelter dogs barking. Stop by Have a Heart to meet Clyde and our other adoptable pets. Make sure to browse the Thrift Store for some great bargains while you’re there. Have a Heart is located at 657 Highway 202 in Yellville. Current hours are Thursday through Saturday 9am to 3 pm. Phone 870-449-7387.